The most northerly steam railway in England!

Travel on our 15 inch gauge railway, pulled by our steam locomotives “Bunty” and “Lady Augusta” or our diesel engine “Binky” between Heatherslaw Station and Etal Castle on a return journey of 4 miles. Our rolling stock offers a choice of fully enclosed or partly glazed coaches to keep you dry, even on the wettest days. There are two wheelchair compartments provided for disabled passengers and the Guard is always on hand to help with boarding.

There is free parking available at Heatherslaw Station and Etal Castle. You are welcome to board the train at Etal Station; return tickets can be purchased from the Guard using a cash only service. A credit or debit card facility is available at the Heatherslaw Station Ticket Office.

The Journey to Etal takes approximately 25 mins and the Railway runs along the banks of the River Till giving you stunning views of the Northumberland countryside. You also have the opportunity to spot some of the local wildlife that live on the riverbank, including swans, herons,  ducks and even the occasional otter!

Why not get off at Etal Station and visit Etal Castle, or walk the short distance up to Etal Village with its thatched cottages and pub, or visit the Lavender Tearooms for refreshments, before catching a later train back to Heatherslaw.

The railways is open 7 days a week from 1st April – 5th November 2023 and trains run between 11am and 5pm.

You can also stop by the historic Heatherslaw Corn Mill and experience traditional flour milling.

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Adult return journey – £9.50
Family of 4 – £26
Family of 3 – £21
Child under 18 return journey – £5.00
Infant under 5 – £3.00
Babes in arms and under 2 – Free
Carer – £5.00
Dogs – Free